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Re: Re grizzles



> I learn that the most unfascinating thing 
> to the overwhelming majority is LEO satellites.

Me thinks you skews the facts.

If it is so "unfascinating", why is it the most popular mode?

If it is an "overwhelming majority" that hate LEO's and that
want Linear transponders, then why is it that the linear birds
are so underutilized that many times it is impossible to find
anyone on them?

I think you confuse "Overwhelming majoirty" with loudest and
most overbearing ad-nauseum complainers.  

Another way to look at it could be that the wall-to-wall users
on the FM LEO's could also me considerd as a pretty loud
"overwhelming majority" that completely refutes your claim.
They are USING the bird and demonstrating it every day.  

Rather than complaining here with a keyboard, how about firing
up your SSB rig, getting on the Linear birds and complain there.
Put your mouth where your loyalty is.  You would be at least
using your favorite bird and mode and substantiating your claim,
instead of arm chair complaining as a non user.

Sure these linear birds are not HEO's, but they are multi-qso.
And sure I'd like to drive a Corvette and would love for AMSAT
to buy me one.  But I don't think it is fair to complain year in
and year out about why the few do'ers in AMSAT have  not bought
me one yet.  (Though, these days, I'd rather have a Prius)...

AMSAT is working on several initiatives to get HEO satellites.
They know how valuable they are.  Just stop bashing everyone
else who finds it fun to work with what we have now.

Bob, WB4APR




>  While they offer EZ sat 
> capability, a one channel unit doesn't peak the skills of a 
> conversation through staellites as on HF and VHF local 
> repeaters.  HEO type birds offer a great deal more- 
> scheduling nets, and more contacts depending on the position 
> of the HEO.  
> Our members deserve information in a timely manner and this 
> BB offers that too.  I beleive in "delete" buttons and I use 
> mine frequently with a grain of salt as needed.
> The information gathered here is by far a more rewarding an 
> experience than any other distraction.  Remember, our group 
> is as active as its membership.
> See all in NJ at the BARA hamfest 5/31/08 in Westwood, NJ (&
others)
> 73,
> Dee, NB2F
> NJ AMSAT co-ordinator and  promoter
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: don 
> Date: Friday, May 30, 2008 6:59 am
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re grizzles
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> 
> > 
> > I'm surprised that the trolling occurring on the BBS has
aroused 
> > such 
> > strange reactions.
> > 
> > Surely there is a place for all space endeavors to be
discussed, 
> > rationally, on this BBS (nearly said BS there!).
> > 
> > Personally speaking I have had great help from many on this 
> > list, 
> > including some whose (political/technical) views differ from
mine.
> > 
> > I well remember the replies that I got from A way off topic 
> > subject a 
> > few months ago that really, really helped me out.I guess
that a 
> > lot of 
> > the help etc that is provided from a request on the BBS is
not 
> > seen by 
> > the majority simply because the replies are direct to the
the 
> > original 
> > poster, maybe we (I) should dual post, and annoy a lot of
the 
> > casual 
> > "skimmers" on the BBS?
> > 
> > As to having "moderators" controlling the NA AMSAT BBS I'd
have 
> > to say no.
> > 
> > Why, well I feel that a lot of (most) folk that post are
trying 
> > to find 
> > an answer to a question or simply throw something into the
ring 
> > and 
> > check back for an Answer or may be open their mailbox to see
if 
> > a reader 
> > has replied directly.
> > 
> > I'm sure others on the BBS can relate to my experiences, and
can 
> > see the 
> > value in leaving the (basically self moderating) bbs as it
is.
> > 
> > 73,
> > Don
> > ZL1THO
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